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Exempt Status: .

Height: 1.78 m / 5-10.

Weight: 73 kg / 160 lbs.

Born 06.May.1976.

Turned PRO in 2003.

His birthplace is Maracaibo, Venezuela.

Currently residing in Windemere, Florida, USA.

Key Facts

PGA TOUR Latinoamérica member in 2012-2014.

2013: Closed the year with a fourth place finish at the Developmental Series Final Samsung Tournament to earn fully exempt status for the 2014 season of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. Held that event’s lead for the first three rounds, but carded a 72 on the final day to slip behind at the CC La Planicie in Lima, Peru… Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 92 in the Order of Merit to lose his card. Made five cuts in 11 starts and collated two top 25 finishes: T17 at the Roberto De Vicenzo Invitational Copa NEC in April and T22 at the Mundo Maya Open in May. Earned his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica card with a T38 finish at the Qualifying Tournament played in Lima, Peru in February… Won five tournaments on the Venezuelan Tour, including the X Abierto Sambil, a Developmental Series event played in November. Finished the Venezuelan Tour season as the No. 1 player for the third consecutive year and for the fourth time in his career.

2012: Finished the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica season ranked No. 91 in the Order of Merit to drop his Tour card. Made the cut in three of his eight starts, with a T17 finish at the Puerto Rico Classic as his only top 25… Earned his PGA TOUR Latinoamérica in June by finishing the Tour de las Americas’ abbreviated final season ranked No. 16 in the Order of Merit… Finished at the Venezuelan Tour’s No. 1 player for the second year in a row and for the third time in his career.

OTHER DETAILS: Has won 18 tournaments as a professional in Venezuela, Colombia, Aruba, Curacao, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Collected most of those wins on the Venezuelan Tour… Finished the season ranked No. 1 on the Venezuela Tour in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013… Played several seasons on the Tour de las Americas, where his best finish was fourth at the 2012 International Open La Vitalicia in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

AMATEUR CAREER: Won the Venezuelan Amateur Championship in 2002.

PERSONAL: Full name is Otto Johnny Solís Párraga… Wife, Isabella (2000)… Father of two boys, Otto Jr. (2001) and Ignacio (2006)… Hobbies include going to the movies and the beach… Graduated from the Rafael Urdaneta University on Maracaibo, Venezuela with degrees in business administration (1997) and law (2000)… Affiliated to the Maracaibo Country Club… Started playing golf at age 8. His father and brothers also play golf… His favorite golf courses to play are McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida and Punta Espada at the Dominican Republic… His favorite book: “Golf is not a game of perfect”… Has had the same putter for 18 years… Likes to wear red sox for good luck… His favorite professional teams are the Águilas del Zulia on the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League and the Venezuelan National Team (soccer)… His favorite athletes are Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Gary Player… His favorite charity to support is one that concerns breast cancer in Venezuela. In fact, his mother in law is on the board of a local organization that hosts a walk for awareness every year.

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